News & Press Releases - City of Boston By Parks and Recreation
The City of Boston will be holding three tree planting events from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to celebrate Arbor Day 2009 on Friday, April 24.
The plantings are hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Boston Shines and Grow Boston Greener, a partnership between the City and Boston’s Urban Forest Coalition, a coalition of non-profit, city, state, and federal organizations. All are being held rain or shine.
Grow Boston Greener (GBG) is a collaborative effort of the City of Boston and its partners in Boston’s Urban Forest Coalition (BUFC) to increase the urban tree canopy cover in the city by planting 100,000 trees by 2020. The planting of these trees will increase Boston’s tree canopy cover from 29% to 35%, by 2030 as the planted trees mature.